List of Volunteering Opportunities

We are always looking for new volunteers. These opportunities are available with YMCA Teesdale:-


Community cafés.

We have 2 coffee shops. One at the Cockfiled Community Centre in Lipscomb Hall and another based in the Randolph Centre in Evenwood.

As with many coffee shops they can become very busy at times. Each cafe has there own opening times and days. These can be found looking on the separate pages by the clicking on the names above.

  • Interacting with members of the public.
  • Taking orders.
  • Preparing food.
  • Baking.
  • Taking payments.
  • Cleaning.
  • Supporting community members using the facilities available to them


Telephone: 01833 695780




Youth Work.


Supporting youth workers in engaging with young people who attend YMCA Teesdale.

You would help with a range of activities and programs:

  • Work in partnership with professionals from other organisations that support young people such as social care, health, police, schools, youth offending teams and local authorities.
  • Help plan programmes on topics such as health, fitness, smoking cessation, drug and alcohol awareness, relationships and bullying.
  • Provide social, emotional and behavioural support, or just be a friendly face.
  • Youth work volunteers require safeguarding training and a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.



Telephone: 01833 695780




YMCA Teesdale Retail Shop (Barnard Castle)

We have a number of volunteer opportunities at our YMCA shop.

  • Sorting and preparing clothes or furniture for sale.
  • Back office duties – steaming, pricing and sorting stock.
  • Using the till.
  • Arranging collections of donated items.
  • Selling goods: clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac, furniture and DVDs.
  • Interacting with members of the public.
  • Representing YMCA on the high street.
  • Our shop sells a range of items with second-hand retro goods, high street and designer clothing, accessories, books, CDs, DVDs, records, bric-a-brac and more.



If you are interested in volunteering please call in to the shop for an application form or download it here.

Please contact YMCA Teesdale Retail Shop (Barnard Castle) directly for further information.

Tel: 01833 630454

or call in
18/18A Horsemarket
Barnard Castle